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Media Advisory: Transparency is Theme of Annual Governance Conference

April 13th, 2017

Story Contact: Sheena Rice, 573-882-8353,

WHAT: “Local Government Transparency: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” is the theme of the third annual Partners in Governance Conference. Geared toward local government officials and employees, this one-day conference will address the real world practice of transparency in a variety of local government contexts through a discussion of laws, rules, cases, best practices and actual experiences.                       

WHO: This event is open to the public. MU students are encouraged to attend at a discounted rate.

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 12

A full schedule of the day’s events can be found here:           

WHERE: Reynolds Alumni Center, MU Campus

NOTE: Tickets for this event are $75 for general public and $20 for students. Tickets include lunch and parking.

Any media wishing to attend may do so for free and should contact Sheena Rice at: or 573-882-8353.                                   

The Partners in Governance Conference is sponsored by the Harry S Truman School of Public Affairs’ Institute of Public Policy, the Missouri Municipal League and the Center for Ethics in Public Life.